Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Announcements 10-13-2016


After School Programming
  • Dodgeball (Small gym)
  • Buddy Club (Connections)
  • Drama (Music Rooms)
  • HW Club

5/6 Boys & Girls Soccer Games AWAY at Georgia. 5:30 PM

7/8 Boys & Girls Soccer Games HOME with Grand Isle 4:30 PM CANCELLED

Cross country practice is cancelled for today (Thursday)

Mr. Mehaffey is not in school today. Beginning trumpets will have a make up lesson tomorrow morning for all A and B students at10 am.

Sr. Band should stay in their classrooms this afternoon. Mr. Mehaffey will be back in school tomorrow for beginning sr. band lessons.

SACS School Board Meeting Tonight at 6:00 PM

Notice: Tomorrow (Friday) is the last daily walking school bus from the Messenger Street area until May 2017. Children and parents are welcome to continue walking to school daily on their own over the Winter from that area. Please understand that the Walking Wednesday schedule (17 events over the course of the school year) will continue from Messengner street and other areas.

Dates of Walking Wednesdays

Oct 5th
Oct 12th
Oct 19th
Oct 26th
Nov 2nd
Dec 7th
Jan 11th
Feb 1st
Mar 15th
April 5th
May 3rd
May 10th
May 17th
May 24th
May 31st
June 7th

Student Meetings
  • Squad 4 Kindness meeting at 11:45
  • A World Of Difference meeting at 1:00

Renaissance Field Trip
The Renaissance community will be on a field trip on Friday, October 14th from 11:30 until about 2:15 PM. Students and staff will be hiking and collecting data at Hard'ack.

Discovery Field Trip
Discovery will also be hiking at Hard'ack on Friday.
Leaving at 10:45 and returning at 1:45

Veterans Day Float Reminder
St. Albans City School,

Just a reminder that we need the names of the children riding the SACS Float on Veteran’s Day (11/11/16). There should be two students per community. We need the names sent to Emily’s email ( by 10/19/16. Any suggestions for the float design or art contest submissions should be sent to Pilot Deslauriers ( by 10/19/16. Any questions can be sent to Lilliane Clifford (

~~Thanks, the Veterans Day Committee

Codesmyths Applicants — CHECK YOUR EMAIL!
We have carefully gone through all the applications that students have submitted, and have made our final selections.

To find out whether or not you have been accepted to attend Codesmyths this year CHECK YOUR EMAIL!  Let me say it again:  CHECK YOUR EMAIL!  The first class starts Monday (October 12), so CHECK YOUR EMAIL for all the details so you don't miss it.

For those who did not get selected, we're very sorry we couldn't take you this year, but we hope you'll try again next year!

Again, check your email, and read carefully to understand whether you have or have not been selected

Thanks again for all your interest!
—The Codesmyths Team

Explorers Animal Rescue Project
Do you like cats and dogs? Do you like to help your community? If you said YES to either of these questions, then we have a job for you! From now until November 22nd, The Explorers will be collecting new and used shoes. These shoes will be donated to the Franklin County Animal Rescue and they will sell them to help raise money for the shelter. Shoes too small for you? Does your Mom/Dad/Aunt/Uncle/Grandma/Grandpa have shoes in their closet that they don't wear anymore. BRING THEM IN! Every pair counts! Be looking for future announcements to see how well we are doing! We can come together as a school to help the animals in our community without homes! Students bring the shoes to Mrs. Halvorsen's Room.

Thanks a pawful lot.

P.S. Please ask your families first before you bring in shoes to donate.
These are actual photos of just some of the animals we can help.

Maker Space Project and Student Video Project Combined
The school's vinyl cutter was used to make lettering for the school van.  Joseph Ward, a Renaissance student, crafted this high-speed video showing the application process completed by Mr. Wilhelm and Mr. Craib.  The video is very short -about 20 seconds long. Highly quality vinyl lettering and shapes can be created in the maker space.

Walking Wednesday Results
One hundred and nine students and 14 adults walked or biked into school on Wednesday morning, 10-12-2016.  Nice job walking and biking students and staff!  Keep in mind that we have two more walking Wednesdays this month.  Come on out next week and join in on an pleasant walk to school with your friends.

One team in Particular had a spectacular participation rate -THE INCREDIBLES.  What can your team do to give them some competition for turnout next week?
Incredibles students who walked or biked Wednesday

Some pictures from the walk

Compost Bucket Issues
This is a friendly reminder to all students and staff that compost buckets need to be brought to the cafeteria, emptied into the cafeteria compost totes, and then placed in the dish washing area. Please do not leave them next to the snack room.  
Wrong location for buckets. Yucky.
Return the emptied buckets to the dish washing room.

For Snacks Today we have Red Delicious Apples
The Red Delicious apple was discovered as a chance seedling in 1872 on the Iowa farm of Jesse Hiatt. He marketed it under the name Hawkeye and eventually sold the rights to a fruit company known as Stark Brothers. 

The apple was first renamed Delicious and later on when Stark Brothers discovered another apple and named it Golden Delicious they renamed the Delicious, Red Delicious. 

The Red Delicious apple saw tremendous commercial success between 1940 and the late 1980’s, with the bulk of the supply coming out of Washington State. Its popularity has declined slightly the past twenty years as consumer interest has swayed to new varieties as well as towards a renewed interest in heirloom apples.
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Students may take two fruit servings with each meal. They must take at least one.
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